A Dubuque driver is accused of fleeing officers to try to avoid having police impound another of his vehicles.
Dustin R. McGonigle, 19, of 567 Arlington St., was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday at his residence on charges of eluding and interference with official acts.
Court documents state a Dubuque police officer was in the area of West 17th and West Locust streets at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when a vehicle without license plates sped toward him. The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver would not stop.
Documents said the vehicle sped west on 17th, then drove on Catherine, West 16th and Cornell streets as it attempted to elude police, reaching speeds as high as 45 mph in a 25-mph zone. The vehicle crossed Loras Boulevard, turned onto Dell Street and stopped on Arlington Street, at which point the driver fled. Shortly thereafter, police found McGonigle in the vacant basement of his apartment building.
Police said McGonigle had the keys to the vehicle in his pocket when he was arrested. Documents said McGonigle told police that he fled because “he was afraid of police impounding his fourth vehicle.”